A huge quantity of gelatin sticks and detonators were recovered in East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya on October 17th, 2019. Two persons were arrested for carrying the explosives.
Vivekanand Singh, Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills district informed that 45 packets of gelatin sticks weighing approximately 112.5 kg, 5900 detonators packed in boxes and approximately 133 meters detonating cord (Cordtex) were recovered from six bags belonging to two passengers travelling in a night bus.
“The night bus was travelling from Karimganj towards Guwahati and was intercepted at Khliehriat. Both the passengers have been arrested and during preliminary interrogation, they revealed that they were taking the explosives to Karbi Anglong district of Assam,” he said.
The particulars of the arrested persons have not been shared with media ‘in the interest of investigation’, Singh added. A case vide Khliehriat Police Case No. 161(10)19 u/s 5/6 of The Explosive Substances Act 1908 R/W Sec 9-B of The Explosives Act, 1884 has been registered.
On the other hand, contraband items suspected to be ganja weighing approximately 21 kg was recovered from two bags belonging of two passengers identified as Dharanveer Ray (33 years) and Prince Ray (18 years) travelling in a night bus from Agartala towards Guwahati.
Both the passengers have been arrested and during preliminary interrogation, they revealed that they purchased ganja from Agartala and were taking it to Bihar for sale.
On October 16th, 2019, one commercial TATA sumo taxi travelling from Digorkhal towards Ladrymbai was intercepted at Byndihati village on NH-06. During checking, contraband items weighing approximately 0.74 grams suspected to be heroin and 260 mg of Nitrazepam tablets were recovered from the possession of a person travelling in the said vehicle.
The arrested person identified as Dashwamiki Lamare (30 years) revealed that he purchased the items from Kalain, Assam for self-use as well as sale.
In the last one month, as many as nineteen foreign nationals have been arrested in East Jaintia Hills district on charges of illegally entering into India from Bangladesh after crossing the international border. Moreover, the district police have recovered multiple consignments of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in the last few months.
These illegal and highly dangerous consignments were being brought to Meghalaya from the neighbouring states.
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